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Foreign Currency

International Wire Transfers

Send international wires from anywhere you can sign in to Online Banking

  • International wires generally arrive at the recipient bank in 2 business days if sent by 5 p.m. ET
  • International wires are available to more than 200 countries
  • Sending a wire is secure and convenient

To send an international wire, sign in to Online Banking. Opens a modal window and select the Using their account number at another bank link from the Send Money To Someone section of the Transfers navigation menu and follow the instructions. Before starting, make sure you have all the correct recipient bank details.

Should I send my wire in U.S. dollars or foreign currency?

  • If you do not know the currency of the receiving account, you should send in U.S. dollars.
  • If you send your wire in foreign currency, your recipient (in most instances) will receive the funds sooner than if you sent the funds in U.S. dollars. In addition, initiating your transfer in local currency will allow you to lock in the exchange rate up front; you’ll see the exact exchange rate when you initiate a transfer.

Sign in to make an international wire transfer

  • To make an international wire transfer, you must have a Bank of America checking or savings account
  • Funds generally arrive at the recipient bank in 2 business days
  • You can also make an international wire transfer at a Bank of America banking center
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  • A wire transfer is an electronic payment service for transferring funds by wire, for example through SWIFT, the Federal Reserve Wire Network or the Clearing House Interbank Payments System.

  • Sign in to Online Banking and select the Transfers tab, then select the Outside the Bank Transfers tab. You can also make an international wire transfer at a Bank of America banking center.

  • Bank of America has 2 primary SWIFT Codes:

     

    BOFAUS3N (US dollars or unknown currency)
    Bank of America, NA
    222 Broadway
    New York, New York 10038

     

    BOFAUS6S (foreign currency)
    Bank of America, NA
    555 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94104

     

    If you do not know or are unsure of the type of currency being received please use BOFAUS3N